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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

February 25, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at 615-373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Story:


COLUMBUS, Miss. _ Weekend storms raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths and injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city and drenching rains fed a rising flood threat. A woman was killed when a tornado hit Columbus, Mississippi, and a man died when he drove into floodwaters in Tennessee, officials said.

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In Brief:

OFFICER KILLED-TENNESSEE, from CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the suspected driver in the hit-and-run death of an officer who graduated from the police academy just last month. AP Photos.

FOREIGN INVESTMENT, from MURFREESBORO, Tenn. _ Middle Tennessee State University’s Business and Economic Research Center says foreign companies have again invested more than $1.5 billion in Tennessee.

PARK-PRESCRIBED FIRES, from ONEIDA, Tenn. _ Fire crews at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area are planning two prescribed fires in the Kentucky section of the park.


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